Strategy and Organization

PRO/ACTIVATING

Executing transformational change means addressing cultural challenges. And that requires implementing coordination strategies based on differing motivation factors and acceptance rates. With a comprehensive skill set and an array of multimedia approaches, I support sustainable solutions.

Having explored almost 60 countries, I also consult ministries and other governmental entities, media groups, corporations, and multinationals on a variety of cross-cultural issues.

I have created digital HUBs supporting the Sustainable Development Goals and am co-developing a project aimed at building capacity for climate change resilience in last-mile African settings.

CONSULTING

I bring decades of international experience with organizational development ranging from change management and industry consolidation to conflict resolution and strategic communication to leadership development, team empowerment and mental health. Supporting HR with strategies to develop and retain human capital is a specialty.

Social value projects are also in scope. In 2021, for example, this ranged from a major initiative on human trafficking, a live broadcast for International Women’s Day, an interactive forum during the COP26 Climate Summit, and much more.

In 2022, this has included a second event and art exhibition on human trafficking, numerous consultations (often pro bono) on handling systemic factors causing burnout, impact tech discussions at major conferences, and an innovative project for scaling psychosocial support in Syria and Yemen.

TRAINING AND COACHING

I have extensive background in designing innovative workshops and training programs in an array of capacity-building projects and corporate areas. I often work pro bono in areas such as youth empowerment, peace-building, and environmental awareness.

Whether it’s optimizing positioning, crystallizing narratives, managing stakeholders or choosing distribution channels… I support an array of entities with the whole value chain.

For individuals and organizations looking to improve their branding or impact, I provide media training and public-speaking coaching.

On a global basis, I have conducted cross-cultural consulting and training for decades.

DIGITAL STORYTELLING

As a virtual-learning expert, I am passionate about the power of stories to advance mission/message and build capacity; harnessing that potential through multi-device virtual-learning material with meaningful metrics for public policy is a compelling frontier…

One example of related activities is the Civic Action Toolkit I recently created. Another example is the ifound: I4 initiative dedicated to SDG 4 and focused on these principles – ‘Inform, Integrate, Implement, Impact’.

I am currently developing an interactive showcase to support people with lived experience in human trafficking to tell their stories. I will also soon launch a digital Hub focused on climate change prevention and mitigation.

WRITING AND EDITING

My articles have appeared in publications ranging from Foreign Policy in Focus to Germany’s Süddeutsche Zeitung. Ghostwriting pieces (for publications including Forbes, the Harvard Business Review, and the New York Times) is another activity.

Supporting corporate groups and other entities in crafting internal and external communications is a specialty. This includes writing white papers on topics ranging from human-resource retention during M&A processes to optimizing integration in international educational programs. As a professional travel writer, I prepared executive guides to major global cities.

I also enjoy supporting authors in navigating the maze of crafting book proposals and finding a publisher. In this regard, I am working on a project to raise awareness about people with lived experience in human trafficking.